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Victory News – June 25, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, We were doing some deep cleaning around the house not long ago and we ran into a few bins filled with pictures. One was a picture of eight year old me in my football uniform. When I saw that picture, my mind raced back to the brown dry grass football field of Album Park that we used to play on every Saturday morning in the fall. Parents would line the field, cheering us on. An announcer…

Victory News – June 11, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Last week was our first week with all our chairs back in the worship space, no masks requirements, and the beginnings of the Victory Cafe with coffee and cookies. A worship band member said that it felt like there was a lot of energy in the room. I agree. It was such a blessing to see so many of you, talk with you, and encourage one another. I praise God for all the ways that we…

Victory News – May 28, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The famous psychologist Victor Frankl used to say, “A person who has a WHY to live for can endure any HOW.” What he meant is that we are purpose-driven creatures. We need to believe that what we do matters or we will eventually give up. Do you always find meaning and purpose in the work that you do? Or do you sometimes find yourself wondering, Does what I do really matter?  One way to find purpose…

Victory News – May 21, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As a teenager was getting ready to leave for prom, his father and mother stopped and prayed with him. The father prayed that his Son would enjoy the evening, that the time spent with others would be a blessing to him and to them.  As the limo pulled up, his father said, “Son, don’t forget whose son you are.” In our baptisms, God poured out his grace on us and adopted us into his family. We…

Victory News – July 10, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Usually, crises bring people together. But not in 2020. Everything that we have experienced this year seems to have divided us, driven us further apart. The pandemic has caused us to be divided. Masks vs. No-masks. Open businesses and schools vs. close them. Black lives matter vs. blue lives matter. Republican vs. Democrat. All this division makes the devil laugh because he loves division. He loves to separate us and isolate us. He wants to make…

Victory News – July 3, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Happy Independence Day Weekend! This Fourth of July is different than any I have experienced. But we are free: free to vote for whomever we choose, free to seek employment from any company, free to worship. Free. The national freedom you and I have isn’t because a number of people signed a declaration. The freedom that you and I have is because of the courage found on a battlefield. We have freedom because lives were lost.…

Victory News – June 26, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This week, we are beginning a new sermon series called Finding Joy. It will be a study through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. In this short letter, Paul mentions the word “joy” sixteen times. What’s so surprising is that he is writing this letter from a Roman prison, which is not exactly the place you would expect to find joy. So how can we do that? How can we find joy even during a pandemic and…

Victory News – June 19, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, There is a stunning parable in Matthew 18. In the parable, an earthly story with a heavenly meaning, a man owes the king 10,000 bags of gold. The man didn’t have any resources to pay off the debt. The king decrees that he and his family be sold off until the debt is paid in full. The man fell on his knees, begging the king for mercy and for more time to pay off the debt.…

Victory News – June 12, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How are we supposed to make sense of the conflicting information in the news every day? How are we to make sense of the racism and rioting, the hatred and bloodshed? Instead of going to the latest news and op-ed pieces, we need to go back to one of the oldest stories in the Bible, the story of Cain and Abel. The story is short and simple, yet incredibly profound. In Genesis 4, we read that…

Victory News – June 28, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Chick-Fil-A was just rated as the best fast food chain for the fourth year in a row. Chick-Fil-A has become the third-largest restaurant chain in the United States by sales, even though it is not open on Sundays. Despite the fact that owner Truett Cathy was told he would never make it in the restaurant business if he wasn’t open on Sundays, the restaurant is not open on Sundays because of Cathy’s conviction to honor the…

Victory News – June 21, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Every time I walk into a gas station, it seems there are more and more coolers are dedicated to energy drinks. It used to be just Red Bull. Then there was Monster. Now half of the gas station is energy drinks. I like coffee and other energy drinks as much as anyone, but I wonder if all supercharged beverages are pointing to a deeper problem. Maybe the reason we are grumpy, irritable, and sluggish is not…

Victory News – June 14, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, This Sunday, we are going to the movies. Not literally. We are not going back to worship in the Cinema. But I will be talking about the movies. You see, screenwriters are some of the best storytellers in the world. Also, they have an incredible ability to diagnose the culture. So what are the modern screenwriters teaching us about the culture? They seem to be saying, “The world is going dark and the villains are winning.”…